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Think back to a beautiful ambrosial summer morning when walking through peaceful woods as the wonders of God’s creation wrapped your soul in a state of mystical bliss; a time when the birds could be heard gently twittering, as they softly ushered in the morning light. Their unified song seemed to drip from the leaves like morning dew refreshing every aspect of your needy heart. After experiencing that uniquely blissful moment in time, your mind was convinced there was something beyond this earthly life that only God could offer. Suddenly there was magnificent music within your soul; a time when your thoughts had turned into a song; one only the Great Creator could compose.

Dear friends, this is exactly how the writer responded when sitting in the sanctuary listening to Bradley Jent’s rendition of “His Eye Is On A Sparrow.” A serenity that passes all human understanding swept over the soul never before experienced. The organ and the organist had been transposed into one musical instrument for the Glory of God; a time that elevated the definition of “worship” to a height never before imagined. Resonating from this spectacular, newly created instrument, was an ethereal quality that clearly sent the message that a taste of heaven was being offered by our Maker. It was also at this moment the writer determined that it was only right to share this golden experience with the world; meaning all of you. Without doubt, upon listening to only that single hymn played by Brad, it was apparent that God had truly blessed him beyond imagination. As an organist at McEachern United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, it is a common occurrence for congregational members to remain long after service has ended to listen to the final organ chords filling the sanctuary; evidence that they, too, cherish this wonder of wonders.

As you enjoy his renditions of old favorite hymns, you will wonder where he received such valuable training. Folks, once in a great while, you may have a chance encounter with an individual that has simply been profoundly blessed by God with a truly miraculous gift; this being one of those times. As a little child, Brad picked at various chords on the piano taking the hymn, “This Is My Father’s World” up the scale, one small step at a time. As a result of that beginning, his mother, Myrna, recognized that her son was so talented that he could play a song after hearing it only once. She also was acutely aware that her son’s ear, musically, was so naturally fine that he could hear sounds beyond the normal range; so much that organists would request his presence during a tuning session when he was very young. Then, when being shown just a few rudimentary steps on the organ, he took off on his earthly journey and never looked back. As a young adult, auditioning for church organist against 12 other candidates that had extensive formal training, Brad was chosen because his music displayed his passion for worshiping God that surpassed anything they had ever witnessed. Not only could he read music, but could compose renditions of his own.

This combined with the research showing how music temporarily improves the focus of some people, sealed the decision with the writer of the importance in bringing these well loved songs to you.  Therefore, it is with great pleasure the beautiful old hymns of faith played by Bradley Jent have now been added to www.devotionalembers.com. (Please note that Ann Gordon, professional flutist, has accompanied Bradley in playing three beautiful hymns for this collection simply because she wanted to support the project for the elderly.  Thank you, Ann!)

In closing, Bradley has stated that it gives him no greater pleasure than to know his musical gift is supplying comfort to sweet old souls all over the world.  Let us all remember to praise God in prayer for Brad's wonderful gift!  Hallelujah!  Amen!


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Meet Organist / Pianist, Bradley Jent
"Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.        Ephesians 5:19
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  1- "AMAZING GRACE"
      By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
        Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written by
         the English poet and clergyman, John Newton (1725-1807)

  2- "BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD"
      By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
        Lyrics: Edwin Hatch (1878) 
        Music: TRENTHAM, Robert Jackson (1888)

  3- "FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS"
        By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
        Lyrics: Unknown
        Music: M.B.C. Slade (1871)

  4- "GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU"
        By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent and Flutist, Ann Gordon
        Lyrics: Civilla D. Martin (1904)
        Music: W. Stillman Martin (1904)

  5- "HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Adelaide A. Pollard (1907)
         Music: George C. Stebbins (1907)

  6- "HIGHER GROUND"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent and Flutist, Ann Gordon
         Lyrics: Johnson Oatman Jr. (1856-1926)
         Music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1856-1932)

  7- "HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Civilla D. Martin (1905)
         Music: Charles H. Gabriel (1905)

  8- "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
         Music: John B. Sykes (1823-1876)

  9- "HOW GREAT THOU ART"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Based on Swedish melody and poem by Carl Gustav Boberg.
         Translated into German and Russian before becoming a hymn.

 10- "IN THE GARDEN"
        By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Austin Miles (1912)
         Music: Unknown (Published in 1912)

 11- "JUST AS I AM"
        By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Charlotte Elliott (1835)
         Music: William B. Bradbury (1849)

 12- "LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent and Flutist, Ann Gordon
         Lyrics: Elisha Albright Hoffman (1839-1929)
         Music: Anthony Johnson Showalter (1858-1924)

 13- "MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: William R. Featherston (1864)
          Music: Aloniram J. Gordon (1864)

 14- "NEARER MY GOD TO THEE"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Sarah Flower Adams (1841)
          Music: unknown

 15- "OH HOW I LOVE JESUS"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Frederick Whitfield (1855)
          Music: American Melody

 16- "OLD RUGGED CROSS"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: George Bennardt (1913)
          Music: Same

 17- "ONLY TRUST HIM"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: John H. Stockton (1869)
          Refrain: Ira D. Sankey (1873)

 18- "ROCK OF AGES"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Rev. Augustus Montague (1763)
          Music: Hastings

 19- "SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Rev. Thomas Salmon (1800-1854)
          Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868)

 20- "THE LILY OF THE VALLEY"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: William Charles (1837-1882)
          Music: Unknown

 21- "TRUST AND OBEY"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: John H. Sammis (1846-1919)
          Music: Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

 22- "VICTORY IN JESUS"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Eugene Bartlett (1939)
          Music: Same

 23- "WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
          Music: Charles Crozat Converse (1868)

 24- "WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
          Lyrics: James M. Black (1893)
          Music: James M. Black (1800's)

 25- "WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN"
         By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
         Lyrics: Eliza E. Hewitt (1898)
         Music: Emily D. Wilson (1898)


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HYMNS

 1- "AWAY IN A MANGER"
        By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
        Lyrics and Music: Unknown

2- "HARK THE HEARLD ANGELS SING"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
       Lyrics: Charles Wesley
       Music: William H. Cummings (1840)

3- "JOY TO THE WORLD"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
       Lyrics: Isaac Watts (1719)
       Music: Lowell Mason (1700's)

4- "OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
       Lyrics: John Wade (1700's)
       Music: John Reading (1700's)

5- "SILENT NIGHT"
       By Organist/Pianist, Brad Jent
       Lyrics: Franz Xaver Bruber (1818)
       Music: Same
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation!"   Psalm 95: 1
"William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) l Song of the Angels (1881)"